Please download and explore the locations of political ads in the 2015 San Francisco elections.
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adtypes v1.2 - main summary data : lists all the video content identified as political , including links to view the items and totals. They were found by examining campaign organizations' websites, YouTube channels, Facebook pages, reports to the San Francisco Ethics Commission, and television broadcasts. Please note, some were never detected by Internet Archive audio fingerprinting tools on broadcast television , and that our television recordings focus on news programming channels , ads may have run on cable entertainment channels , but we do not have archive of them to examine. Updated to include one independent expenditure ad in opposition to Aaron Peskin, and two Chinese-language ads in support of Julie Christensen , both District 3 elections. These were added well after the election to the SF Ethics Third Party Expenditure disclosures page.
identified ads v1.2 - lists placements of ads , columns by network , program , day and time , news or entertainment programming. When a political ad occurs during an entertainment programming block , no URL can be provided.
examined programs 1.2 - list of recordings from the television archive used in this exploration.
A separate item of all potential political videos located for this study can be viewed at https://archive.org/details/SFElections2015ads